1915-09-11 (154lbs) Mike Gibbons nd-w pts 10 Packey McFarland, Brighton Beach Motordome, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA

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1915-09-11 (154lbs) [[Mike Gibbons]] nd-w pts 10 [[Packey McFarland]], Brighton Beach Motordome, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA. Reported in the ''New York Times'' as a 154lbs title fight, McFarland, who had been out of the ring for almost two years, scaled 152lbs to Gibbons’ 153. Witnessed by over 30,000 fans, Gibbons got off to a flier and it was only in the eighth round that McFarland got into the fight as the ‘St Paul Phantom’ tired. Gibbons left eye had been cut in the seventh and it was then that McFarland made a run for home, but despite shading things he was well down on the press cards and did not have the power to end matters.   
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1915-09-11 (154lbs) [[Mike Gibbons]] nd-w pts 10 [[Packey McFarland]], Brighton Beach Motordome, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA. Reported in the ''New York Times'' as a 154lbs title fight, McFarland, who had been out of the ring for almost two years, scaled 152lbs to Gibbons’ 153. Witnessed by over 30,000 fans, after Gibbons got off to a flier it was only in the eighth round that McFarland came into the fight as the ‘St Paul Phantom’ tired. Gibbons' left eye had been cut in the seventh, but despite shading things from there on in, McFarland, lacking the power to end matters, was well down on the press cards.   
  
 
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[[Category: 1915 Title Contests]]
 
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Latest revision as of 11:47, 18 June 2013

1915-09-11 (154lbs) Mike Gibbons nd-w pts 10 Packey McFarland, Brighton Beach Motordome, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA. Reported in the New York Times as a 154lbs title fight, McFarland, who had been out of the ring for almost two years, scaled 152lbs to Gibbons’ 153. Witnessed by over 30,000 fans, after Gibbons got off to a flier it was only in the eighth round that McFarland came into the fight as the ‘St Paul Phantom’ tired. Gibbons' left eye had been cut in the seventh, but despite shading things from there on in, McFarland, lacking the power to end matters, was well down on the press cards.

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